Railway Age’s June 2022 issue is now available digitally, featuring the annual Guide to Equipment Leasing.
The railcar market has joined the sports car set, Railway Age Financial Editor David Nahass writes in the 2022 Guide to Equipment Leasing. Will lease rates and railcar prices remain at lofty levels if interest rates do not come down? Will car prices respond to changes in commodity prices? What about if car supply increases? Nahass addresses these questions and more.
Inside the June issue you’ll also find articles on:
• Maintenance-of-Way: What are the newest technologies helping railroads assess rail alignment and health, quickly and accurately? Railway Age provides a supplier roundup and market outlook.
• Managing Failure Risk: In the sixth edition of “Timeout for Tech with Gary T. Fry, Ph.D., P.E.,” Fry discusses when a component should be repaired or replaced.
Plus, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor Frank N. Wilner addresses how the Surface Transportation Board (STB) has opted for railroad transparency—ordering extensive new data reporting—over fiat, in expectation of voluntary service improvements. American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association President Chuck Baker discusses how “getting things done” is what short lines are all about—from bending over backward to “get to yes” for customers to working as closely as possible with Class I’s to turn assets efficiently—and urges STB care in considering potential regulations such as reciprocal switching and reverse demurrage.